National Geographic : 1946 Jan
© National Geographic Society roaacnrome ny..r..uouneioru Smallest of Three Great Landmarks of the Central Australian Desert Is 800-foot Mount Conner This mighty mass, Ayers Rock (Plate IV), and Mount Olga (Plate V), are the only eminences rising above the otherwise flat, sandy plain. Their hard, resistant rock has withstood the endless erosion of centuries. Natives explain Mount Conner as the camp site of two giant Ice Menof"creation times," who, they believe, stilldwell deep in icy caverns beneath a salt lake near by. During a hot spell, native women dance and sing to entice the Ice Men outtocool theair.Infrosty weather themen chant to drive the giants back to their frigid caverns.